(January 22nd - February 21st)

Aquarius is a fixed air sign ruled by Saturn and Uranus. People are often surprised to discover that this is not a water sign, as it is represented by the water bearer. But this is the symbol of the water of higher consciousness being brought to humanity, and it is the air signs that rule our brain functions. Where Gemini rules the lower mind and it's day-to-day activities, this sign rules the computer of the brain and all it's higher activities including intuition. That is why although Pluto rules the occult and all things hidden, it is Aquarius that rules the study of the occult, bringing the hidden into the light. It is this understanding that is represented by the water. Lincoln, Edison. F.D.R., and trail blazing astrologer Evangeline Adams were all Aquarians. They each changed the world greatly in their own way.

Aquarians are forward thinking people, living in the future more than the past. They can be detached and impersonal, a difficult trait for anyone too emotional. They are rebellious and hate any type of confinement. They are independent and creative, sometimes approaching genius, but they can be self destructive and mentally cruel if not evolved. Marriage and unions of all sorts are tough for these free thinkers. If Aquarius is on the 7th house cusp of relationships in a chart that naïve will have a hard time marrying as well.

Because this sign has two rulers, the limiting Saturn and the radical Uranus, they must learn to use both seemingly diametrically opposing energies. Uranus demands freedom from anything that has been holding the individual back from growth. Saturn hates change. That is why Aquarians will often stay in a bad situation for a long time only to leave seemingly instantly. Of course they have been planning this for a long time, but the conflicting feelings must be sorted through, and that takes time. Once the decision is made there is virtually no changing back.

In the body this sign rules the ankles, the blood's flow into the heart and certain glands including the pituitary gland responsible for sudden growth, as everything with this sign is sudden. Anything that has outlived its usefulness in our lives is the enemy of this sign. The need for change in life is constant, and this sign knows that truth better than any other.

Love with this radical sign may be an exciting, though unstable affair. The need for freedom from confinement makes it difficult for the Aquarian to commit. The best way to deal with them is to give them all the freedom they require. Then sit back and wait for them to come to you. Once they feel un-tethered it will be easier for them to show affection. One thing you can be sure of is that life with this rebellious energy will never be boring.

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